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Always in Our Hearts
Edna Yoshie Aimoto was born on June 21, 1931 in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was the fourth of six children born to Yoshizo Yamamoto and Naka Sakaguchi.
Edna grew up in Winam Avenue, Kapahulu. She was an avid traveler of cruises, devoted fan of UH football and baseball games, and loved spending time with friends and family. She was a good daughter; helped her mother and siblings with household chores while her parents were at work. She became an excellent cook, seamstress, and someone who was always organized and responsible.
Edna graduated from Kaimuki High School in 1949. She was in the National Honor Society, Assembly Board Chairman, Welfare Drive Chairman, Homeroom Chairman, and Vice-President of Greggites. She attended secretary school and became a stenographer at Matson Navigation Co. Edna worked until retirement as a sales representative from Matson Navigation Co. (Theo Davis) . She married Walter Aimoto on April 10, 1956 and they made lifelong memories. They built a home in Manoa and on February 25, 1961 their son, Kevin was born completing their family . They toured the world on luxury cruises to Japan, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Russia, Australia, England, Netherlands, Alaska, Mexico, Canada, New Zealand. and the United States.
Edna enjoyed cooking and preparing delicious meals for Walter and Kevin. You could always find her shopping at Manoa Market place to create homemade soups, oden, stews, and delicious baked good. At family gatherings Edna would prepare her culinary creations such as steamed spareribs with Dau See.
In retirement, Edna joined the Moiliili Community Center, making new friends, exercising, cooking, and learning crafts. She and Walter continued to be season ticket holders for UH football and baseball games, even traveling to games away. Edna always made it a point to remember and attend family birthdays, graduations, and holiday events. From 2019 to her peaceful passing, Edna resided at Craigside Senior Living where she was pampered and well cared for like family.
Edna was the beloved wife of the late Walter Aimoto and predeceased by son, Kevin. She is survived by brother Richard Yamamoto and sister in law June Yamamoto. She was preceded in death by her parents, Yoshizo and Naka Yamamoto, brother Seiji and Grace Yamamoto, brother Jimmy Yamamoto, sister Catherine and Wallace Fujimoto, and brother Ronald and Helene Yamamoto.
Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Mililani Downtown Mortuary (20 S. Kukui St., Honolulu, HI 96813). Visitation begins at 10:00 am; and service to start 10:30 am. Burial 1:00 pm at Nuuanu Memorial Park.
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